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Monday, August 29, 2011

I am back! Irene Stitching

Hurricane Irene arrived here in the night Sunday morning. We had lots of rain and gusty winds. We lost power (and phone, TV and internet) for 29 hours. I am so happy to have the news on and to be able to see what is happening around us. We did just fine. We had a tree limb down on the driveway. It was small and we were able to move it ourselves. There are roads out and power is a problem for many people and towns around us. Prayers to all those affected by this storm. Today is a perfect sunny day with such beautiful skies and the air is crisp. It is good to be alive and to have that storm behind us.

I worked on the Halloween stuff because I thought it would be easier than Max during the very stressful Hurricane Irene. I was wrong as the frogs were out in force this weekend. I did complete the two pieces here. Wear a Costume and Eat Candy.
I started this part early on Sunday. I stitched and ripped this first section at least twice. I had the darnest time finding the middle of the top and then figuring out what to start where. It was a messed. I won't say this is perfect, but it is done and to help with centering I went ahead and did the border for the second part. Grrrrr. I would guess that I was distracted by the storm.
Today the mail man brought me a package. Great timing!! I have Just Nan's new pumpkin. Little House's latest ornament and Lizzie Kate's 6 Fat Men with the first three charts. There is also the Just Cross Stitch Halloween Collection book. IT IS FANTASTIC!! If you love Halloween, this is the book for you. I have all the magazines and I worried that this book would just be repeats but it isn't. There are all kinds of things I want to stitch in this book.

5 comments:

Gabi said...

Great to see you back Taffy and glad you came safe through Irene.
Lovely stitching and stash

Claudette497 said...

So happy you're safe! I can't believe you were stitching through a hurricane, you must have nerves of steel!

Taffy said...

nerves of steel? No but stitching is calming, stitching is peace and the routine of it makes me feel better through a disaster. Very often when i have to wait for anything, stitching will get me through.

Jeanne said...

I also bought the Halloween book and I don't even stitch Halloween LOL! Just had to have it. I have Hallelujah finished and am now working on LHN Winter Band Sampler on linen banding. I have the next 3 projects lined up to do....not enough hours in the day!!

Kathy said...

I also got the JC Halloween book and have already ordered the voodoo fabric from PTP for the Ink Circles piece.